- The Washington Times - Friday, March 21, 2008

Baseball

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS Optioned OF Brad Snyder to Buffalo (IL). Assigned RHP Matt Ginter, RHP Jeff Harris, LHP Rich Rundles, C Armando Camacaro, C David Wallace, INF Aaron Herr and INF Danny Sandoval to their minor league camp.

SEATTLE MARINERS Assigned LHP Philip Barzila and INF Matt Tuiasosopo to their minor league camp.

National League

CHICAGO CUBS Optioned RHP Jose Ascanio and RHP Sean Gallagher to Iowa (PCL). Assigned OF Josh Kroeger to their minor league camp.

CINCINNATI REDS Optioned OF Drew T. Anderson and RHP Marcus McBeth to Louisville (IL). Assigned OF Jay Bruce, RHP Josh Roenicke and RHP Tom Shearn to their minor league camp.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS Placed LHP Randy Choate on the 15-day DL.

NEW YORK METS Re-assigned 1b Olmedo Saenz to minor league camp.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Agreed to terms with RHP Adam Wainwright on a four-year contract.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS Released RHP John Patterson.

American Association

PENSACOLA PELICANS Released RHP Oscar Montero.

Atlantic League

NEWARK BEARS Agreed to terms with OF Keith Reed on a one-year contract.

Can-Am League

ATLANTIC CITY SURF Agreed to terms with INF Steve Wyland.

NEW JERSEY JACKALS Agreed to terms with RHP Juan Done.

OTTAWA RAPIDES Traded C Billy Cox and OF John Molyneux to Pensacola (AA) for OF Napoleon Calzado.

WORCESTER TORNADOES Agreed to terms with OF Rico Santana.

Golden Baseball League

EDMONTON CRACKER-CATS Released INF Chris Becker, 1B Todd Betts, RHP Dorian Castro, RHP Mike Henry, 1B-OF Clint Johnston, OF Tim Ryan and SS George Sandel.

ORANGE COUNTY FLYERS Traded LHP Trevor Caughey to Yuma to complete an earlier trade.

Northern League

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS Agreed to terms with OF Layne Berry.

JOLIET JACKHAMMERS Agreed to terms with C Nick Prosise.

United League

SAN ANGELO COLTS Re-signed RHP Taylor Fleming, RHP Matt Greanead, RHP Brian Henschel, RHP Ryan Mulle and RHP Caleb Rodgers.

Basketball

WNBA

CONNECTICUT SUN Signed G Tracy Gahan.

Football

NFL

CAROLINA PANTHERS Signed S Terrence Holt.

CINCINNATI BENGALS Signed OL Stacy Andrews and LB Brandon Johnson.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS Signed S Michael Boulware.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Signed CB Fernando Bryant.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS Released WR Cedrick Wilson.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS Re-signed P Derrick Frost.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS Acquired K-P Rob Pikula and a 2008 third-round draft pick from British Columbia for a 2008 third-round draft pick.

Hockey

NHL

CAROLINA HURRICANES Placed C Matt Cullen on injured reserve. Activated F Wade Brookbank from injured reserve.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS Recalled LW Alexandre Picard from Syracuse (AHL).

DALLAS STARS Signed F Tyler Shelast to a two-year contract and G Matt Climie to a one-year contract.

OTTAWA SENATORS Assigned LW Nick Foligno to Binghamton (AHL).

American Hockey League

AHL Suspended Lake Erie D Dale Purinton for one game for his actions during pre-game warm-ups prior to a March 15 game at Grand Rapids.

ALBANY RIVER RATS Signed F Ben Cottreau.

HAMILTON BULLDOGS Assigned F Ryan Russell to Cincinnati (ECHL).

HARTFORD WOLF PACK Returned D Ryan Constant to Charlotte (ECHL).

PROVIDENCE BRUINS Announced they have extended their exclusive player development agreement with Boston (NHL) for eight additional seasons.

WORCESTER SHARKS Signed D Brian White.

ECHL

LAS VEGAS WRANGLERS Signed D Jim Jorgensen.

Soccer

MLS

DC UNITED Signed M Jeremy Barlow.

NEW YORK RED BULLS Signed M Danleigh Borman, G Danny Cepero, D John Gilkerson, M Kevin Mesa and G Caleb Patterson-Sewell.

Colleges

ROCHESTER Announced the retirement of Linda Downey, women’s volleyball coach, at the end of the school year.

SOUTH CAROLINA Named Lance Grantham director of ticket operations.

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